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Old 08-20-09, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by KShep
Nice....that didn't take long. I need to learn how to change tires.
I run my own bike shop and volunteer at our local bike co-op... teaching people how to repair flats and change tires is the first thing we teach people as it is the most common service issue there is.

I consider this to be a pretty essential skill for any bike owner / rider.

Those tires were a pain to get mounted but they really did improve the ride and the road speed of the bike...when tires get old and stiff they don't ride as nicely as they should even though they may look fine otherwise.

The tires I used are just inexpensive City Cavaliers... they are a little heavy and a pain to mount but they do roll well and are resistant to flats... and they only cost $7.00 each.

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Old 08-20-09, 07:46 AM
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^ wow, you can't beat that price :-D
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Originally Posted by sh00k
^ wow, you can't beat that price :-D
https://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...34374302693841

The reviews on them are also quite favourable... they aren't Schwalbe Marathons but few tires are.

MEC also sells tires for less than almost anyone.
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Old 08-20-09, 08:52 PM
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2009 Bianchi Verona with planet bike fenders, cateye head/taillight, recycled rubber seatpack, topeak rack and jellibell. Replacing the ergo grips with black cork soon, I think.
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Originally Posted by Timber_8
This is 1 of the nicest pictures so far. I love the look of the Cannondale but not only that the photo composition only adds to the bicycle's striking appearance


Sorry for the late reply, been offline...THANKS!
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Old 08-21-09, 04:54 AM
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LOL no problem Some times I never even see comments to my post
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Old 08-21-09, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by RiverCityCyclis
An updated picture of mine, New grips, upside downed the bars,epic bag,vittoria tires,pedals,fenders
Love it.
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One of my myriad 'Finishing Touches' is where my bike went today - it's been rainy and dismal. So up on the stand went Orkin for his new look - a lone Green spacer:

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^ nice touch. i also dig the different colored cables... just wondering - where did you get the spacer from? link?

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I had a simliar set up as seen in the pic,i told the dealer the handle bar was too low and my back was hurting from it,3 months went by and i removed the steererand i am still fine with the stock bar.There are 3 spacers total.
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Old 08-21-09, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Panthers007
One of my myriad 'Finishing Touches' is where my bike went today - it's been rainy and dismal. So up on the stand went Orkin for his new look - a lone Green spacer:

I see you keep your black bear repellent horn handy!

BTW, the green spacer looks nice. Have you seen this place?

https://www.purelycustom.com/c-86-spacers.aspx
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I see you keep your black bear repellent horn handy!

BTW, the green spacer looks nice. Have you seen this place?

https://www.purelycustom.com/c-86-spacers.aspx
Yes I have - that's where it came from. But be warned people - most of what they sell is trash that falls apart in your hands. I've heard nothing but complaints from people about their utter lack of quality-control. I figured they couldn't louse-up a spacer. Time will tell...

(Leave my "Ditz-On-Cellphone" horn out of this! )
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Trek 7.2 FX. Added Ergon GP1 Handlegrips and Shimano PD-A530 pedals. Also a seat bag for keys.
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Old 08-22-09, 03:37 PM
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My hybrid, when she was new and unscathed from crashing.

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Home made hybrid:
Schwinn Sports Tourer hand brazed frome from 1973
ebay cyclocross fork
SRAM I-motion9 9-speed internal gear hub
Shimano DH-3D71 dynamo hub (not used yet)
Mavic 719 700c rims
DT 2.0/1/8/2.0 spokes
Kenda Kwest 700C x 35mm tires
Shimano DX cranks from ebay
Forte double sided pedals (SPD clips one one side, platforms on the other)
Princeton Switchback III headlight
Princeton Swerve tailight
Planet Bike Cascadia fenders
Surly Rack
Topeak basket
Titec H-Bar Riser Bar (Jones H-bar)

I'll get the braze-on fixed and powder coat it this winter. BTW, it weighs 47lbs
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Originally Posted by Yonni22
Holy cheese and crackers. Are you really that short? Your seat looks like it should be 4-6 ins higher.
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That is one nice looking bike Yonni22,nice photo as well,lighting and all ,but why the saddle so low?
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Originally Posted by Luddite


My hybrid, when she was new, unmodified and unscathed from crashes.

That's a sweet looking bike Luddite. I especially like the Canadian flag. What kind of bike brand is that ?
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Yeah, I'm short. I'm like 5'3 with a 27.5 inch inseam. I'm on my tippy toes when I'm on the seat and have very little clearance when I'm over the top tube. This is a 15.5 inch frame also. Should I lower the handlebars more to be even withe the seat height?

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Nope, if it works for you, and is comfortable, it's just right.

It sure looks "unique!"
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As a former hybrid rider (I now have a recumbent) I was curious to see what's out there in hybrids. Nice selection of bikes, with one thing in common; ALL of them appear to be immaculately maintained. As a firm believer in doing my own maintenance and that a clean and well maintained bike "just works better" I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not the only 'clean fanatic' out there.

Kudos, folks, Y'all done good. bk
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That's a sweet looking bike Luddite. I especially like the Canadian flag. What kind of bike brand is that ?
Asama bikes:

https://www.asamabikes.ca/


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Asama is what used to be Kuwahara...
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Originally Posted by Yonni22
Yeah, I'm short. I'm like 5'3 with a 27.5 inch inseam. I'm on my tippy toes when I'm on the seat and have very little clearance when I'm over the top tube. This is a 15.5 inch frame also. Should I lower the handlebars more to be even withe the seat height?
Wow, ok, I'd think that you would need a slightly smaller frame if your seat is so low. You really shouldn't be able to put both feet on the ground when you're on the seat, but you should have a little clearance over the top tube. If you don't have that then you needed a smaller frame and your sales person dropped the ball.

For the best fit your seat needs to be high enough to give you a nearly full extension of your knees at the bottom of your pedal stroke. For your inseam, the distance from the top of your saddle to the top of the bottom (6:00 position) pedal should be in the 24.5-25.5 range to start then begin fine tuning up and down and fore and aft. Another benchmark is to put your heel on the pedal and and adjust the seat until you leg is fully extended.

If this has already been done for you or by you, I appologize.
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Thanks for the advice. This is the smallest frame for this bike already. My leg extension is pretty much what you stated. I just measured my pedal at 6:00 to the top of the saddle is its at 26 inches. The bike feels pretty good right now and I feel like I'm pedaling efficiently.
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